An episode of the short-lived early TV comedy "The Ed Wynn Show". Like many early variety shows, this program has elements of both Vaudeville & Radio. Guests in this episode include Gloria Swanson. Picture quality is sloppy due to bad source material.
April 5, 2011 Subject:
Episode 27 (The Ed Wynn Show).
Season 1, episode 27.
Original air date: 25 March 1950.
Cast: Charles Laughton (Himself - actor), Bob LeMond (Announcer), Gale Robbins (Herself - Singer), Bill Shirley (Himself - singer), Gloria Swanson (Herself) and Ed Wynn (Host/ performer).
In television just few weeks after release of SUNSET BOULEVARD. Watch the puppet act of Gloria Swanson and Ed Wynn; a great moment of television.
September 9, 2009 Subject:
It took over 40 minutes, and finally, my item has been updated. Along those same lines, I'll review this item I uploaded.
Reasonably decent early TV telecast, certainly not as good as "Texaco Star Theatre" or "The Ed Sullivan Show", but still decent. Gloria appears and is introduced in a comedic manner. Two singers appear and well, sing. The worst commercial of 1950 appears afterwards. This is followed by a sketch with Ed and Gloria playing puppets, it isn't extremnely funny by any means but does bring up how a lot of TV-comedy at this point was very much stage-play based. Final few seconds of telecast are cut off for legal reasons (which I'd rather not go into).